Since its foundation Dresden International School is supporting the initiative Bakhita Girls in Ifakara (Tanzania). Bakhita Girls promotes women’s empowerment through sustainable development of community-based educational institutions.
The organization was founded by DIS alumni, Patricia Schneidewind. She is running the project together with DIS alumni, Paula Zimmermann. The organization is now planning to build a community center for total €20,000.
In the meantime the initiative has become a project of the Dresden organization Akifra e.V. and is now able to reach more people.
Every donation helps! If you want to support the construction of the community center, please donate to:
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
IBAN: DE47 850 503 00 3120 2209 56
Code: Bakhita Girls
More information can be found on the following link: http://bakhitagirls.com
Earlier this year our Secondary School Principal, Mr Steve Ellis, announced that he as a fundraiser for the Bakhita Girls project would go on a 7 day bike tour during summer break riding from the Frauenkirche in Dresden to the St. Stephan's Cathedral in Vienna. Following his announcement many people kindly donated money to support the project Bakhita Girls. Sooner than expected Mr Ellis passed his initial goal of raising EUR 1,502.00 which motivated and encouraged him even more to prepare himself for his upcoming bike trip.
Exhausted but happy he arrived after only 6 days and about 760km at the St. Stephan’s Cathedral in Vienna where he was welcomed by his cheering family. With his bike tour Mr Ellis raised incredible 2.215,35 EUROS which will be used to finance the community centre for the Bakhita Girls in Ifakara, Tanzania.
We want to thank Mr Ellis for his dedication, commitment and perseverance in taking on this challenge and seeing it through until the very end to help the Bakhita Girls. A HUGE THANK YOU also goes to all supporters and donors who have contributed to making this bike tour so successful and rewarding!
You can also read about the charity bike tour here on Facebook.